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Question: If I built one, would there be any interest?
You have my full support - 10 (66.7%)
I'll suport it, but not for me - 1 (6.7%)
I have no interest in this - 4 (26.7%)
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September 15, 2011, 06:50:53 AM
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I wouldn't use it myself atm, but seeing the success and hype that secondlife has got in its time, I wouldn't call that a bad idea either.
If we can get the hoards of SL users to adopt Bitcoin as a cheaper and more convenient alternate to the Linden dollar, that would bring a sizeable amount of capital in the Bitcoin economy and will make headlines in the news.
This project is a good starting point as if it successes, shops will need to hire the services of virtual goods designer who tend to be second life buffs..

I was just thinking more about what BKKcoins was saying about needing to put all the coins into a central wallet before going into the mall. I could have either Kitsune or Kurin write a script where when the user clicks on the item or goes to buy the item, their redirected to that vendors page to buy it instead, seeing how trust has become a huge problem here -.-.
There is no point shopping in a virtual mall if one has to revert to the vendor's webpage to complete the transaction.
What you want is immersion and seemless integration.
There is a way you can get that : hack the viewer to send JSON payment commands to the Bitcoin client and find a way to integrate that feature in the GUI. You can have the keys exchanged using avatar dialogs.
If you can't do that yourself, create a bounty to get it done.


Also, thinking about it more, I think the shops might be too small as their 10x20m but I dunno what dimensions to make them as I don't know the dimensions of a shop in real life and i'm sure they'd arrest me on sight if I tried to measure. Any idea what to make them?
Count in steps, nobody is going to arrest you for strolling a shop.
Or more simple : check the floor plans and dimensions in real estate announces.
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September 15, 2011, 12:14:39 PM
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I wouldn't use it myself atm, but seeing the success and hype that secondlife has got in its time, I wouldn't call that a bad idea either. If we can get the hoards of SL users to adopt Bitcoin as a cheaper and more convenient alternate to the Linden dollar, that would bring a sizeable amount of capital in the Bitcoin economy and will make headlines in the news. This project is a good starting point as if it successes, shops will need to hire the services of virtual goods designer who tend to be second life buffs..

I don't think it would be a good idea to try and convince hundreds if not thousands of SL folks that bitcoins are a good idea, and more so since this would be a virtual outdoor marketplace(think flea market/swamp meet/convention center). I posted pics from one done up in sketchup that I'm going to go with.

I think alot of folks are missing the point that this would be a virtual marketplace and not a virtual world(although that could come along if the marketplace becomes popular; then it would make sense to try and convince folks to move over to this new world that takes bitcoins).
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